Missionary Register Volume 6

Missionary Register Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ... have translated the Morning and Evening Prayers of the Church of England, just as they stand in the Book of Common Prayer, altering only the Prayer for the Rulers of the Land. These I am printing, together with the Psalter, divided for the thirty days of the month. I intend them as a help to social worship, and as affording excellent and suitable expressions for individual devotion. Mr. Milne wished me to modify them, so as to render them more suitable to our peculiar circumstances and the state of countrymen who touched there in Sept. 1314, cwuld not but engage the attention of the Director i who therefore gladly embraced an opportunity of sending, bv a vessel bound tothe Snuth Seat, a present of Bibles, Praver-Books, SpellingBooks, fitc. with a Letter To John Adams, expressing the good-wilt of the Society toward tliern, and their hope that they shall be enabled In send them a Missionary, to instruct them in Uie knowledge of the Gospel. the Heathen; but, as they possess here no authority but their own general excellence, and are not binding on the practice or conscience of any, and as they are not exclusive, I judged it better to preserve them as they are: additional helps may be afforded, if they should not be fully adequate. To me it appeared, that the richness of devotional phraseology, the elevated views of the Deity, and the explicit and full recognition of the work of our Lord Jesus Christ, were so many excellencies, that a version of them into Chinese (as long as they are not exclusive) was better than for me to re-model them. The Church of Scotland supplied us with a Catechism: the Congregational Churches afforded us a simple Form of a Christian Assembly: and the Church of England has supplied us with a Manual of Devotion...".show more

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  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 649g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504887
  • 9781236504883